Sokolov perfoms Barber’s concerto

Valeriy Sokolov

Valeriy Sokolov

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VALERIY Sokolov is playing Mozart in Macedonia tonight (Thursday), which may account for why we are faced with this Sunday for the next offering in the Sheffield International Concert Season at the City Hall.

The much in demand young Ukrainian violinist popped over there after essaying Barber’s Violin Concerto in Blackburn with the Hallé last Saturday, the work he performs with them in Sheffield on Sunday.

Written in 1939 as a commission for a precocious protégé, the concerto had a rocky beginning as correspondence released in 2010, the centenary of the composer’s birth, revealed.

 

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